I've added this in my series of articles about things that are great for flights because it is small, easy to carry and we can bring a selection of books without overwhelming our carry on. Plus, you can use headphones with it. This is a great feature since I try to be very respectful of other passengers by not having toys that make a lot of noise.
For each story, your child has many options. They can have the Tag Reader read just a page of the story at a time, the entire story (and gives cues when to turn the page), or they can play a game. For example, in the Toy Story 3 book, when you select "game" on the first page, it prompts you to select the character you would like to have as a moving buddy and then gives you a nickname. If you choose Woody, your nickname will be "Partner." I won't give them away, but there are eight characters to choose from. As you go through the story, you can use the Tag Reader to touch different characters or parts of the picture, and it will respond with a sound effect or a phrase the character would say to go along with the story. So, your child can listen to the story and play the games to bring the story and characters to life.
This is an easy and fun interactive toy we will definitely be packing in our carry ons! For more information and a demo of the Toy Story 3 book, you can check out Leap Frog Tag Learning System.
|This is the Tag Reader with a typical menu found on the inside cover|
of the Tag books. This particular one is from Toy Story 3.
Do you already have a Tag Reader? What do you think of it?
If you missed any of my other posts in this series, here they are: